Model charged in hit-and-run in court
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A former model charged in a deadly hit-and-run is copping a plea.
Valentina Hubsch pleaded no contest Friday. She was sentenced to 18 months of house arrest.
Police said Hubsch struck a University of Miami student in Coral Gables back in November of 2010 and drove away, claiming she did not realize she hit someone.
The victim's mother said she called her attorney instead of police the night of the accident. "The defendant didn't go home and call 911, she called her attorney. Why would you do that if you didn't think you struck a person? Why would you do that?" said Paula Jones.
Paul Jones, 21, was running across Red Road near 45th Street in Coral Gables when he was hit.
Hubsch spoke to Jones when she said, "The truth is, I did nothing wrong. I made a mistake by not calling the police right away," she said. "I did not do anything that would have caused your son's death because I didn't know. I didn't see him."
Jones died several days later.
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